Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hello..Happy Birthday!

Hi Friends,

I am back again with a CAS one layer card and now I think I am quiet comforable in making one layer CAS cards thanks to my dear friend Sindhu - http://paperminty.blogspot.in .She is super talented and too good at CAS. She helped me work on my fear of one layer cards. I would mess up the card and end up adding layers to hide the mess. I am truly blessed to have her as my bestie and my craft mentor.
So without further delay, let me show you my card -


I used Hero art's stamps set - Spring hello by Lia. It is a sweet little stamp set with very cute elements. The big sentiment compliments the tiny flowers well.
I have used hero arts inks too.
I am submitting this card to -
A blog named hero April Challenge - Anything goes
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes

CASology - cue word is seasons - I have  Spring on my card

Love,
Piyu

A Card for a kiddo!

Hi Friends,

Today I have a fun card, a card for a kid. I had some images colored during the #thedailymarker30daychallenge and wanted to put them to use.
Here's my card.


These adorable images are from Clearly Besotted stamp set - All in Onesie. The background and sentiment is from MFT stamp set.
I am submitting this to -
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes



Thursday, April 20, 2017

A quick one layer card!

Hey Friends!
This post is about the quickest card I ever made.

I had no design or layout in mind
I just decided to use one of my favourite stamp set from hero arts - You're so lovely. I had just made one card in the past using it. So wanted to use it now.
I stamped the images using MISTI in light color first. Then without removing the card and the stamp, I re-inked the stamp in darker shade. I wiped the areas where I want to keep lighter shade off the stamp using wet wipes and stamped it again on the card.
I added nuvo drops for creating interest.

I am submitting this card to -
A blog named hero April Challenge - Anything goes
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes

Love,
Piyu

You are awesome!

Hello,
It's the second post of the day and there will be a third one too. I have decided to post all my April backloq today. So here's my card-

I have used Wplus9 stamp set - freestyle florals and Altenew and hero arts inks. The sentiment is is from Winnie and walter's.
Again this is a no watercoloring - only stamping card which is not my style. I am hoping to get better at it. I struggled a lot with solid stamps earlier but finally got the tactics.
The trick is in using good cardstock and MISTI.

Keep watching for my next card - a one layer, only stamping card.
I am submitting this card to -
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes


Love,
Piyu

Thanks - a one layer card!

Hey friends,
I had made this card a few days ago..and had posted it on my Instagram, but my laziness prevented me from blogging. Actually I had made it for a challenge but I missed the deadline. So now without further delay, let me post it here.

I made this card using wplus9 stamp set - freestyle florals and altenew and hero arts inks. The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter's.
This is my attempt at making one layer cards - something which I find very difficult.
Hope you liked it.

I am submitting this card to -
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes


Love,
Piyu


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Welcome to Family

Hey Friends!
I am posting after a long time as I had been a bit busy with family and office commitments. But I did manage to make few cards in the last 3 days. Will post them soon..However this post is for a card that I made for Winnie and Walter's March color combo challenge.
The color combo image for the challenge is a lovely spring image.

And here's my card. -

Honestly, I am not so happy with this card..but I am glad I could at least make it in time. It's just few hours before the challenge closes.  I used Winnie and Walter's "Welcome to family" stamp set and zig markers to color the images.

I am also submitting this card to -
Paru's card making challenges - April - Anything goes


Love,
Piyu

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #10


Hi Friends!
This is my 10th and last card for the Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday Celebrations. It was so fun participating in all the challenges.
I made this card keeping Off the Page Challenge with Keren in mind. I thought of making a 3D card and then the idea of making a card in a box stuck me.


I had the perfect stamp set Welcome to family  for it. I started with stamping, coloring and fussy cutting all the lovely animals from this stamp set. Then I added some birds from the So Tweet stamp set and the Happiest of Holidays stamp set.


I drew a cloud border on a paper, fussy cut it and used it as a mask to create a blended skyline with distress inks. I added this skyline at the innermost level.




Then I created some green blended strips for grass and die cut them. I stuck these on the various levels.

I also added some more critters on the flaps.


 I filled the empty spaces with leaves and folliage.

I stuck the branches and the bird house on acetate strips to give a off the page effect.

Submitting this card to following challenges-


Three Challenge with Shay - 3D card
Bright Colours Challenge with Lydia

Love,
Piyu

Monday, March 6, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #9


Hi there!
I wanted to a make a simple fun card for the Bright colors challenge with Lydia challenge and made this card below-
 

The cute little giraffe is from the  Welcome to family stamp set. The sentiment is from The big, the bold and you cutaways. The stars are from the Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set.
I colored the images using Zig markers. The grass is  made by blending distress inks.

I am submitting this card to following challenges-

Love,
Piyu

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #8

 
Hello! I made this card specially for the  Stencil Challenge with Kelly.
 


I made the stenciled background using the Leaf Effect Creative Screenings stencil from Winnie and Walter and distress inks. The flowers and leaves are from In Blooms: Anna's flora stamp set. The sentiment is from In a word: Hello cutaway. I die cut the sentiment twice. I pasted white die cut on the distress ink blended die cut with an offset to create a 3D effect. Finally I added some sequins to fill up the empty spaces. I have an empty space phobia :D ..I can't see empty space on my cards.. No wonder I am not good at CAS cards!
I am submitting this card to following challenges-
·     Three Challenge with Shay - 3D sentiment
·      Ink Blending Challenge with Vanessa

Love,
Piyu

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #7


Hello Friends!
Here is my 7th card for Winnie and Walter's 3rd birthday celebration challenges. I had aimed to make 10 cards - one each per challenge and I did succeed. Will post them one by one.


This card is one of my favorites. Before I stuck the astronaut giraffe. I didn't like it and wasn't sure if I would be posting it. The galaxy background had turned out great, however on converting it to shaker, the overall design looked just plain. I thought of adding stars from the Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set. Just them an idea stuck me. I thought of converting the cute giraffe from Welcome to family stamp set into an astronaut. For this I stamped the biggest circle from the Bigger bang confetti stamp set into the giraffe and then colored and fussy it. I added a baker's twine for oxygen cable. The sentiment is from the Sending you stamp set.
Finally I am happy with the outcome :).
So Submitting this card to -
 Three Challenge with Shay - Sentiment is spread across 3 lines

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #6

Hi Friends!
This is my 6th card to the Winnie and Walter's 3rd birthday celebrations. I made this card for the  Ink Smooshing with Heather H.
First I inked up an acetate sheet with distress inks and added water using a spritzer.
Then I smooshed my cardstock against it to get a lovely background.


The Flower stamp is from the In Bloom: Addie's Garden stamp set and the sentiment is from The big, the bold and you cutaways.
I am submitting this card to following challenges-
·                     Three Challenge with Shay - 3-D Sentiment
·                     Ink Smooshing with Heather H

Love,
Piyu



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #5

Hello!
I am posting another card made for Winnie and Walter made again for the  Ink Blending Challenge with Vanessa. I love distress inks and I had to make multiple cards for this challenge.

The flowers are from the  In Bloom- Anna's flora stamp set. The sentiment is from The big, the bold and you cutaways. 

I am posting this card to following challenges-


Hope you liked it!
Love,
Piyu

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #4

Hey Friends!
This is my 4th card for the Winnie and walter's 3rd birthday bash. I made this card for the  Ink Blending Challenge with Vanessa
I wanted to try the galaxy card since long and thought of creating one for this challenge.

I used the Wishing you stamp set from Winnie and walter.
I heat embossed the sentiments in white.
Will be back soon today with another card.
Love,
Piyu


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #3

Hello Friends!
I am back with another card made for Winnie and Walter's 3rd birthday bash made for the challenge Pattern-Making Challenge with Mayuri.
For this challenge, I wanted to do something different and thought of using a sentiment stamp to create a pattern. So I gathered all the sentiments stamps related to birthday from the Winnie and Walter;s stamp set - The big, the bold and party and stamped them at random in shades of blue to create a sentiment pattern paper. I also added a tiny heart stamp from So Tweet stamp set.
Here's my card-


Once my pattern paper was ready, I added a fussy cut elephant from Welcome to the family stamp set and added a Red balloon from  So Tweet stamp set to add some bright color to the light background. I have used Zig markers to color and Canson Montval 300 GSM paper for the elephant and balloon.
Hope you liked this cute elephant as much as I did.

I am submitting this card to following Winnie and Walter Challenges-
Pattern-Making Challenge with Mayuri.
Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri

Love,
Piyu

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash - card #2

Hello there!
Here is my second card made for Winnie and Walter's 3rd birthday bash! I made this card keeping Mood Board Challenge with Heather P in mind.
The picture inspiration for the challenge is  -


I was inspired by the bright yellow/orange flowers and the black and white border. Here's my take on the challenge-



I have used the sunflowers from the In Bloom- Anna's flora stamp set. The sentiment is from limited edition Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set had won during last year's birthday bash.
I added a black and white Washi tape to create borders.
Here is the close up!



I have used Zig markers to color and Canson Montval 300 GSM paper.
Submitting this card to following Winnie and Walter challenges-
Mood Board Challenge with Heather P
Bright Colours Challenge with Lydia

Love,
Piyu



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Altenew's February challenge

Hi Friends!
Here's my last minute entry to the Altenew's Inspiration challengehttp://altenewblog.com/2017/02/01/february-2017-inspiration-challenge/ for the month of February. The inspiration pic for this month's challenge is -
And here is my take on it -


I have used Altenew's Peony Bouquet stamp set and zig real brush markers.

Love's
Piyu

Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday bash!

Hey Friends!
It's Winnie and Walter's birthday month and I am so excited. It has 10 different challenges and one can enter as many times as you wish in them. Isn't it cool? I am aiming to participate in all. Lets see if I can keep it up.

The first card is made keeping "Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri" in mind. I had a very cute stamp set by Winnie and Walter - So Tweet. And I had to use it.



First, I stated with stamping and embossing the bold sentiments from the big, the bold and party stamp set. Next, I stamped the little birds from So Tweet stamp set. The best thing about this stamp set is the accessories. You can dress up the little birdies in so many ways. I wanted the accessories to stand out and hence left the birds without any color and this complimented the bold sentiment.
Here's the close up-


Submitting this card to following Winnie & Walter's 3rd Birthday bash challenges-
Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri
Bright Colours Challenge with Lydia
Hope you liked it.

Love,
Piyu


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Happy Birthday with Fashy florals

Hello Friends,
Posting a quick card that I made few days back for the current MFT color challenge 62.
Here are the inspiration colors -


And here is my take on it.


Please excuse the bad image. I was in a super hurry and had to post this card before the challenge ended. I have used MFT fashy florals stamp set.  CAS is really difficult for me and I keep feeling that something is missing. Hoping to get better.

Love,
Piyu

Monday, February 6, 2017

Love is in the air

Hey Friends,
It's the month of February and Love is in the air.
Today I have a Love theme card too. I made this card for the current MFT sketch challenge.
Here's the sketch  -


And here's my take on it-
 

The Roses are from the MFT Roses all over background stamp. The birds are from the MFT tweet friends and the Sentiment is form the MFT Adorable elephants.
Here's another glittery view-

Submitting this card to MFT sketch Challenge 318.

Love,
Piyu
 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Thank you card

Hey Friends!
Today's card is made specially for Muse challenge. The current week's Muse is as follows-

And here's my take on it -
I was so inspired by Valentyna's card that I almost CASE-d it. I was inspired by the colors, the layout and Thanks sentiment.

I used Wplus9 Summer blooms stamp set and Hero arts inks. The cardstock is from Ranganjali. It's super smooth and works so well with solid stamps.
This is the first time I stepped out of my comfort zone and made a totally CAS card with no watercolors and just solid stamping.
Hope you liked my CAS attempt.

Submitting this to MUSE challenge #201.

Love,
Piyu

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Glitter blooms

Hey Friends,
It's last day of month and I am posting a card for Mudra's challenge..just few hours short of challenge closing.  The theme for current month's challenge is Heat Embossing.  As soon as I saw the challenge theme I decided to use silver on vellum. The Mudra stampset Linen Blooms worked really well with vellum and silver embossing. Here's my card-

 
 
 


And some more close ups -


I went over the vellum flowers with Wink of stella and it added a lovely subtle shimmer.
The "You" die is from Simon says stamp and the sentiment is from Mudra stamps again. Hope you liked it.
Submitting this card to Mudra Challenge 5 - Heat Embossing.

Hoping to post more cards in February.
Love,
Piyu

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Birthady Wishes

Hey Friends!

I am so glad that I am able to keep up my new year resolution of posting on blog so far. And this is what got me to post this card on time well before the challenge closes.
So here's it-
 

 Another pic with a lighter background -

I made this card specially for Altenew's Inspiration challenge - http://altenewblog.com/2017/01/01/january-2017-inspiration-challenge/
Here's the inspiration picture-


The colors for the current challenge were really challenging  for me. Yet I decided to give it a shot. I am happy I completed this card at one go and in a very short time which is so unlike me.
I have used my latest buy - Altenew's doodle blooms stamp set. The sentiment is from Altenew's Floral frame.
Hope you liked my take on this challenge.

Love,
Piyu

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Happy Birthday Card!

Hey Friends!
Today's card is a customized card that I made for my Boss's birthday from the entire team.
I wanted a stamp set that could represent each one of us and after a lot of thinking decided upon "Cat's Agenda" by Mama Elephant to represent the team. Then next action was deciding upon the characters. I tried  my map my teammates according to their hobbies/nature. All this went into the inside of the card. The top of the card needed a bigger to represent our boss. And I found a perfect image in the "Carnival cupcakes" stamp set by Mama Elephant again.
So here's my card-




The Happy Birthday die is from MFT.

Love,
Piyu

Friday, January 20, 2017

Have a beautiful day!

Hi Friends!

Today I have a another card made using Altenew's beautiful day stamp set.


I stamped the images using distress inks and colored them using Gansai Tambi water colors. Then I did the detailing using staedler water color pencils. The sentiment is also from Altenew - Floral frame stamp set. The die cut frame is from MFT - Stitched Rectange scallop frames.

Submitting this card to following challenges-
1.  Paru's card making Challenges - Anything goes


2. Happy Little Stampers- Anything goes with Dies

3. Happy Little stampers - Watercolor challenge

Love,
Piyu